6 Women Whose Style Became Iconic
You'd know them anywhere: the gunslingers, glamazons and girls about town who redefined the elements of style.
The hell-raising daredevil and former Deadwood resident blazed across the Wild West in the late 1800s, swilling liquor in a buckskin suit, accessorizing with a Winchester rifle.
Rosie The Riveter
A pose as classic as a green glass Coke bottle; with her rolled-up blue shirtsleeve and bright red polka-dot kerchief, Rosie’s ready to work, and her arched eyebrow dares you to disagree.
The ultraglam ’50s torch singer, often called “the black Marilyn Monroe,” bundled her dangerous curves into gravity-defying wiggle dresses and plush ermine stoles. To avoid being upstaged on the night she was slated to perform on the same bill as Josephine Baker, she coated her hair with silver radiator paint.
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Marchesa Luisa Casati
In the early 1900s, the occult-obsessed Italian heiress and artists’ muse fraternized with Europe’s avant- garde and dazzled with her wild style— wearing a boa constrictor as a necklace and walking her pet cheetahs on diamond-studded leashes.
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Rumpled menswear plus hair that looks like it’s been caught in a blow-dryer motor plus artfully placed smears of kohl equals rock divinity.
We love a uniform, and she’s got hers down: collared shirts and black slacks one day, collared shirts and black slacks the next. Ina’s cooked up a look that says comfort and joy, and set it on simmer.